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GOP's Chavez-DeRemer flips Oregon 5th Congressional District

Nov. 13, 2022 23:27 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Republican Lori Chavez-DeRemer has won the open U.S. House seat in Oregon’s 5th Congressional District, flipping the district for the GOP in a hard-fought contest that drew millions in outside money to the state. Chavez-DeRemer’s victory makes her the...

California tenants rise up, demand rent caps from city halls

Nov. 05, 2022 10:16 AM EDT

ANTIOCH, Calif. (AP) — Kim Carlson's apartment has flooded with human feces multiple times, the plumbing never fixed in the low-income housing complex she calls home in the San Francisco Bay Area suburb of Antioch. Her property manager is verbally abusive and calls her 9-year-old...

That's scary: Roaches spoil Halloween on suburban street

Oct. 30, 2022 12:23 PM EDT

WYANDOTTE, Mich. (AP) — Trick-or-treating is off limits in a suburban Detroit neighborhood: There's nothing sweet about bringing home a cockroach. Officials in Wyandotte said a cockroach infestation has been confirmed at a vacant home after a tip from a trash hauler. The pests have...

Homes inundated by swollen rivers in Australian floods

Oct. 14, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Homes were flooded in Melbourne and other cities in Australia’s southeast on Friday with rivers forecast to remain dangerously high for days. About 70 residents were told to leave the suburb of Maribyrnong in Melbourne’s northwest, along with hundreds...

After Ian, river flooding menaces Florida inland towns

Oct. 01, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — As Hurricane Ian ravaged coastal towns in southwest Florida, residents of this quiet suburb thought they would be safe, having no beach and living outside areas under evacuation orders. But then the water kept flowing in. Since Ian's passage, water levels...

Jury awards Illinois woman $363M in suit over plant's gas

Sep. 20, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A jury has awarded $363 million to a woman who alleged that a now-shuttered suburban Chicago plant that sterilized medical equipment exposed residents to a toxic industrial gas and gave her breast cancer. After a five-week trial, the Cook County jurors on Monday...

Racism seen as root of water crisis in Mississippi capital

Sep. 16, 2022 12:08 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Carey Wooten spent nearly seven weeks hunting for safe drinking water for herself, her two children and three dogs after clocking out each day as a Taco Bell manager, so Gov. Tate Reeves' announcement that the water is clean again in Mississippi's capital came as welcome...

How a small Wisconsin town became home to 4 Dharmic temples

Sep. 14, 2022 16:47 PM EDT

(RNS) — Tucked away on a hill beyond a vast commercial landscape are the first two Dharmic temples to exist in the Midwestern state of Wisconsin. The 22 acres that are home to the Hindu and Jain Temples of Wisconsin were situated in “the middle of nowhere” when they were built...

Police: Georgia deputies serving warrant killed in shootout

Sep. 09, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Authorities charged a man with murder Friday in the killing of two sheriff's deputies serving an arrest warrant on another person outside a suburban home near Atlanta. Cobb County Police Chief Stuart VanHoozer told reporters at a news conference that the...

Mississippi capital's Black business owners decry water woes

Sep. 04, 2022 13:41 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — When John Tierre launched his restaurant in Jackson’s neglected Farish Street Historic District, he was drawn by the neighborhood’s past as an economically independent cultural hub for Black Mississippians, and the prospect of helping usher in an era of renewed...